Bug 142247 - dmidecode and irqbalance lack man pages.
dmidecode and irqbalance lack man pages.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel-utils (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Alan Cox
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-12-08 10:31 EST by Björn Augustsson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:11:55 EDT
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Description Björn Augustsson 2004-12-08 10:31:35 EST
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Description of problem:
There are no man pages nor documentation in /usr/share/doc for these

dmidecode also does not take either --version nor --help on the
command line, but appears to support some kind of arguments. (it says
stuff along the lines of "--help: No such file or directory".

irqbalance scarily starts running with the --help argument and hangs

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man dmidecode
2. man irqbalance

Actual Results:  nothing

Expected Results:  enlightenment.

Additional info:

The nahant beta has a man page for irqbalance. But not for dmidecode.
Comment 1 Jean Delvare 2005-03-02 05:44:19 EST
(I am the maintainer of dmidecode.)

dmidecode has a man page since version 2.4. Command-line interface was not
documented yet, because it was very limited, intended for debugging only and
subject to changes.

dmidecode supports --help and --version since version 2.6 (released two days
ago). Command-line interface is fully documented there.
Comment 2 Björn Augustsson 2005-05-24 04:11:16 EDT
RHEL 3 update 5 (maybe earlier, haven't checked) has a man page for irqbalance. 

Still nothing for dmidecode though.
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:11:55 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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